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filipino advocates for justice

Soledad Fernandez Scholarship

Filipino Advocates for Justice (FSJ) started in Oakland in 1973 and in 1983 opened a second office in Union City. Their mission is to build a strong and empowered Filipino community by organizing constituents, developing leaders, providing services, and advocating for policies that promote social and economic justice and equity. 

Eligibility requirements:

  • Of Filipino descent (Full to 50% Filipino)
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Reside and attend high school in the SF Bay Area
  • If selected, attend an award ceremony and luncheon with scholarship benefactors
  • And the following year, attend the luncheon for the next recipient

PAPER APPLICATION, Please visit the Career Center to pick up an application.

 

Deadline: March 25, 2019 

2019 oca san mateo county chapter

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Identify as Asian Pacific American
  • Intend to enroll in a college or university in the fall of 2019
  • Atend the Scholarship Ceremony on Sunday April 28, 2019
  • Applicants not accepting their awards within 3 business days of notification by e-mail will be disqualified

Paper application (ONLY) and available at the Career Center. Deadline to apply:

  • Postmarked by March 8, 2019.

 

california chapter women in mining 

FIVE $2,500.00 Scholarships

 

Women in Mining (WIM) is a nationwide organization comprised of individuals employed in, associated with, or interested in mineral education and the mining industry. Women in Mining is dedicated to educating students, teachers, and the general public about the importance of minerals in our daily lives.

WIM California Chapter is an educational group of women and men. They are environmental engineers, geologists, miners, office workers, safety engineers, State and Federal regulators, engineers, educators and much more. They work together toward a common goal: To raise public awareness about the value of minerals and their direct correlation to our standard of living.  

Applicant Please Note:

You have the responsibility to ensure that the scholarship application, all forms and transcripts, are received by the WIM California Chapter representative on or before March 8, 2019.

Scholarship Requirements and Guidelines:

WIM  Is seeking candidates who possess a commitment to obtain an education leading to a degree through a course of study related to mining, geology, engineering or environmental studies. 

 

Application instructions:

Please complete, enclose, and mail, application form, transcripts, and one-page essay to:

Attn: Jamie Ambrose

WIM-CalPortland

19409 National Trails Highway

Oro Grande, CA. 92368

  • No emailed application will be accepted: PAPER APPLICATION available at the Career Center. 

jack drago cultural arts commission youth art

The purpose of the South San Francisco Cultural Arts Commission is to encourage and promote cultural arts and activities in the community. In keeping with that objective the commission is awarding a $500 minimum scholarship to a graduating senior who has shown achievement in the arts, which includes all forms of visual arts, for the purpose of continuing study. 

Please mail or bring application and attached samples of your artwork (i.e. photos, computer printouts, color copies and digital files) by Tuesday, April 16, 2019 to:

 

South San Francisco Parks and Recreation Department

Attn: Ercie Santos

33 Arroyo Drive

South San Francisco

Application available at the Career Center or visit: www.ssf.net/culturalarts.

South San Francisco Chamber of commerce

The South San Francisco Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce its sponsorship of college scholarships to assist students to continue their academic and/or career pursuits.

Students applicants must be residents of South San Francisco. They must be able to offer proof of registration in a college or institution of higher learning, including trade school.

Candidates will be judges in the following categories:

  • Community service involvement
  • Extra-curricular activities, including sports
  • Academic (grade point average) and career goals
  • Resume
  • Overcoming obstacles
  • An essay of not more than 300 words (topic listed on application)
  • Copy of Transcripts

Paper application available at the Career Center. Deadline to apply is March 1st, 2019.

 

strides for life

Strides for Life Colon Cancer Foundation is honored to endow the Freddie Solomon Memorial Scholarship. Mr. Solomon was a two-time Super Bowl champion receiver with the San Francisco 49ers. 

Mr. Solomon was a mentor to hundreds of youngsters, teaching them about sports and about life. His legacy leaves many people with lessons of humility and caring. Strides doe Life wishes to perpetuate these qualities in and among the youth in the San Francisco and San Mateo areas. This scholarship will be one way of remembering him.

 

  • Scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $2,000.00 each to one boy and one girl. 

Application Criteria:

  • Academic Achievement
  • Community service and volunteering
  • Leadership 
  • Athletic participation
  • Financial need

Website to apply: strideforlife.org

 

Deadline to apply: April 26, 2019 

student insights 

The 2019 Student-View Scholarship Program is offering $11,000 worth of scholarships to high school seniors who plan to attend a four-year college, community/junior college or career school. The program includes:

  • One $ 4,000 scholarship
  • Two $ 1,000 scholarship
  • Ten $  500 scholarship

It's quick and easy to apply:

  • No minimum SAT/ACT score or grade point average
  • No essay required
  • No lengthy  application forms
  • No application fees

Simply log on to: Student View and complete a 15-20 minute application survey about colleges in your area.

Don't wait. The scholarship deadline is April 22, 2019. 

 

youth on course 2019

The core purpose of Youth on Course is to provide youth with access to life-changing opportunities through golf. This year, approximately 25 scholarships will be awarded, ranging from $4,000 to $20,000 to be distributed over four years.

To be considered for a scholarship:

  • GPA of 3.0
  • Scholarships are both need and merit based
  • Planning to attend/accepted for enrollment at a four-year college/university the same year the scholarship is awarded
  • You need to be a member of Youth on Course- you can join at: https://www.youthoncourse.org/join
  • To apply: https://www.youthoncourse.org/scholarships 
  • You will need:
  • A digital copy of an official transcript, digital copy of SAT/ACT scores
  • A personal reference (not related to you) please provide an email address. 

Deadline to apply: February 18, 2019

Cabrillo civic clubs of california 

Criteria: Be of Portuguese descent, have at least a 3.5 GPA and participate in 3 extracurricular activities.

 

Awards are made on a competitive basis with consideration being given to the following categories:

GPA, Leadership, Extra Curricular Activities, Work (Paid or Volunteer), Promise and Membership in Cabrillo Civic Clubs. The intent of the donors of this fund is to assist students of Portuguese descent who have a desire to secure a higher education.

Amount: $500- over 125 scholarships to be awarded in California

Instructions for applying and an application can be found at:

http://www.cabrillocivicclubs.org/scholarship.asp

Deadline to apply: March 15, 2019 

bay area all-star scholarship team

The San Francisco 49ers will team up with other Bay Area teams for the Bay Area All-Star Scholarship Team Program. The 49ers, the Golden State Warriors, Oakland A's, Oakland Raiders, San Francisco Giants, San Jose Sharks, and San Jose Earthquakes will each select a recipient to be recognized for their dedication and hard work, for which they will receive a scholarship to help achieve their goals of higher education. The winner will receive a $5,000 scholarship to his/her selected college, be recognized on the filed at a 49ers home game, and will be hosted at a series of events with the six other Bay Area teams. 

Student applicants must meet the following criteria for nomination:

  • Be college-bound senior currently attending a Bay Area public, high school
  • Be a legal resident
  • Display leadership qualities in and out of the classroom
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 from sophomore to senior year of high school
  • Demonstrate the value of education, good work ethic and community outreach
  • Demonstrate a commitment to extracurricular activities

Completed application must be submitted by Friday, February 8, 2019 49ers.com/news/bay-area-all-star-scholarship-team-program

2019 northern california cherry blossom festival

Students will be awarded scholarships on the basis of commitment to their community, written essays, academic achievement and personal character. Two winners will each receive $2,500 cash. Winners will participate in various Cherry Blossom Festival activities, including the Cherry Blossom Festival Opening Ceremony.

 

Eligibility: Applicant must be a graduating senior of Japanese American descent, with a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a scale of 4.0. Applicant should be actively involved in her or his local community. 

Deadline: Postmarked by Saturday, March 15, 2019

Sent to: Cherry Blossom Festival Scholarship Committee

2441 Farrol Avenue, Union City CA- 94587

NO electronic application will be accepted- paper application available at the school Career Center.

san mateo county trial lawyers association

Are you a High School Senior who is interested in pursuing a career in the law?

Each year the San Mateo County Trial Lawyers Association awards three Scholarships to High School Seniors interested in law or criminal justice careers. This year, the awards total $7, 500.

  • A $3,500 award
  • A $2,500 award
  • And a $1,500 award

In order to be eligible for one of these scholarships awards, you must submit an essay, not to exceed 750 words, describing your reason for choosing this career path. Essay must include the student's name, address, telephone number, and high school. Please send completed application to:

San Mateo County Trial Lawyers Association

c/o William A. Bauld, Esq.

177 Bovet Road, Sixth Floor

San Mateo, CA 94402

 

Application deadline is March 29, 2019. This Scholarship awards will be presented at the Annual Law Day Luncheon on Thursday, May 2, 2019.

 

For more information please visit the Career Center.

 

kaiser permanente asian association 

KPAA- 2019 Scholarship Program:

KP Asian Association scholarships recognize students who have brought demonstrable, tangible benefit to an Asian community and have the potential to be future leaders. Students may have demonstrated this potential through their activities in school, in the community, or in the face of unusual circumstances.  

This opportunity offers (7) scholarships of $3,500 each.

To be eligible for a KPAA scholarship, you must be graduating from high school in Spring 2019 and planning to attend an accredited college, university, trade or technical school in fall 2019. You must have a minimum GPA of 2.5. 

Application and supporting materials are due by February 6, 2019

Visit: http://aim.applyISTS.net/KaiserPermanenteAsianAssoc/  OR http://kaiserpermanente-asianassociation.org/scholarship/ 

 

  • OTHER scholarships available from Kaiser Permanente:
  1. Kaiser Permanente African American Professional Association- contact: AishaWilliams at Aisha-Lorraine.M.Williams@kp.org 
  2. Kaiser Permanente Latino Association- contact: Eva Gamboa at Eva.E.Gamboa@kp.org
  3. KP Pride- contact: Jay Bachicha at Joseph.A.Bachicha@kp.org 

for innovation and creativity

Apply for this scholarship if you are:

  • A student who has come up with a distinctive solution to a problem faced by your family, school, community or the world.
  • A student who has solved an artistic, scientific, or technical problem in a new or unusual way.

Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity is a four-year scholarship of up to $20,000 (granting awards of up to $5,000 per year to each winner)

 

Apply online: www.rbffoundation.org

Application Deadline: May 1, 2019 

at&t inspirasian

InspirASIAN, a 501c3 nonprofit organization and an employee resource group of AT&T, is seeking qualified applicants for its 2019 National InspirASIAN Scholarship Program. The scholarship program is open to all high school seniors of any ethnic or cultural background with a minimum GPA of 3.4 on a 4.0 scale.

Besides the national scholarships awards, they also offer 7 for $1000 state scholarships to Northern California students. 

Information and process to submit the scholarship application can be found at: https://inspirasian.us/scholarships. 

 

Application deadline: January 31, 2019 

silicon valley community foundation

Silicon Valley community Foundation Scholarship opportunities 2019

  • Scholarship awards range from $1,000 to $40,000
  • 400 + awards given out annually, totaling $1.5 M+
  • $16.4 M+ awarded since 2007
  • $4,500 the average scholarship amount awarded

Find scholarships that you qualify for at: siliconvalleycf.org/scholarships19!

Search by:

  • School type
  • Enrollment Status
  • Gender
  • County
  • Residency Status
  • Field of Study
  • Employer
  • SVCF scholarships uniquely consider the hardships and financial need of Bay Area families who may not qualify for federal financial aid. 

Scholarships Timeline:

Please keep the general timeline in mind when applying for scholarships. EACH scholarship program varies, so be sure to refer to website for specific details, additional materials required  (e.g., writing samples, SAT/ACT scores, etc). 

crestmoor neighborhood memorial

You could be the next deserving recipient!

For graduating high school seniors who will enroll at a four-year college: $20,000 ($5,000 per year for up to four years)

For graduating high school seniors who will enroll at a community college: $5,000 ($2,500 per year for up to two years) 

  • Are you a high school senior headed to college or a community college student planning to transfer to a four-year college?
  • Are you actively engaged in the San Bruno community?
  • Do you live or attend school in San Bruno?

For more information or to apply visit: www.sbcf.org 

Questions? Email: scholarships@sbcf.org 

Deadline to apply: March 6, 2019 

get  a jump start!

Skyline College: To empower and transform a global community of learners.

Get a Jump Start! scholarship available now.

Personal statement and letter of recommendation required with application.

Application online at: https://smccd.academicworks.com/

For more information on scholarships, please visit:

http://www.skylinecollege.edu/financialaid/scholarships.php 

For questions, contact: Jeremy Evangelista-Ramos: evangelistaj@smccd.edu

Deadline: March 2, 2019 

asian pacific fund

Asian Pacific Fund administers 10 scholarships programs, each with unique eligibility criteria. Scholarship amounts range from $1,000 to $20,000 and many are renewable. 

Who can apply? incoming college students of any ethnic background. Must plan to be enrolled full time in the fall. Minimum of 3.0 GPA and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident unless otherwise stated.

  • Matt Fong:  $5,000 

2 Awards, Non-renewable (Deadline: April 1, 2019)

 

  • Shui Kuen & Allen Chin: $1,000

2 Awards, Non-renewable (Deadline: February 26, 2019)

 

  • Banatao Family Filipino American Education Fund: $5,000

5 Awards, Renewable (Deadline: February 26, 2019)

 

  • Lapiz Family: $2,000

1 Award, Renewable (Deadline, April 26, 2019)

 

Asian Pacific Fund: $2,500- $5,000

2-3 Awards, Non-renewable (Deadline: February 26, 2019) 

 

Questions? Cal 415-395-9985 X 300

Email: scholarship@asianpacificfund.org 

Web: www.asianpacificfund.org 

How to afford college

                             Scholarship America's Guide on "How to Afford College"

A publication of Scholarship America in collaboration with U.S. News & World Report. For detail on each step please visit: www.scholarshipamerica.org  

 

STEP 1: Fill out the FAFSA

  • Apply for a Personal Identification Number (PIN)
  • Complete the FAFSA on the Web
  • Fill out your FAFSA
  • Find identification numbers
  • Calculate total earnings and tax return amounts
  • Follow the directions

STEP 2: Search for Scholarships in Multiple Places

  • Search engines
  • Resource sites
  • Social media
  • School
  • Community

STEP 3: Begin your Application Early

  • Be prepared
  • Be complete
  • Be careful
  • Be on time

STEP 4: Write a Compelling Essay

  • Know your audience
  • Plan far in advance
  • Make it personal and passionate
  • Find an editor

STEP 5: Ask for a Recommendation Letter

  • Choose the right person
  • Don't wait until the last minute 
  • Ask nicely
  • Say thank you

STEP 6: Say "Thank You"

  • Get out your stationary
  • Properly address the letter
  • Start simple
  • Be personal
  • Write legibly and spell everything correctly
  • If you are comfortable, allow the scholarship sponsor to share your letter
  • End with simple "thank you"
  • Sign it. 

italian catholic federation

The "Italian Catholic Federation" offers the opportunity to apply to their annual scholarship. 

 

  • Graduating seniors of Italian descent
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 (calculated from Gr. 9 to 1st quarter. or semester. of Gr. 12.)
  • If either Roman Catholic parent or grandparent is a member of the Italian Catholic Federation, applicant must be Roman Catholic but need not be of Italian descent, or live where branches are established to qualify.
  • For more information/apply: www.icf.org or call the office at: 1-888-423-1924
  • Application deadline: March 15, 2019  

e quality scholarship collaborative

 

 

Applicants for the high school scholarships must:

  • Be a resident of northern or central California
  • Have completed or complete high school or equivalent between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2019
  • Plan to attend or have begun attending an accredited post-secondary institution (college, university, or vocational/trade school) for the first time in 2019
  • New this year: applicants residing in or attending high school in San Mateo or Santa Clara County are eligible for the PFLAG San Jose/Peninsula Scholarships
  • $6,000 Scholarships 

Who: Graduating high school and community college students

Why: To recognize service to the LGBT+ community

What: Scholarships may be used at any accredited post-secondary institution-college, university, or trade school

When: Applications must be completed by January 31, 2019

Where: For more information and to apply, go to www.equalityscholarship.org 

San francisco chinatown lions club

2019 Teen Chinatown Scholarship & Charity Gala

Do you have poise, enthusiasm, character, charisma, leadership, and talent? Do you like have fun, make a difference and help your community?

An exciting opportunity to showcase the academic excellence, talent, community service achievements, intelligence, poise and leadership ability of today's Chinese-American youth. With involvement from the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond, the participants demonstrate the increasing accomplishments and continued advancement of Chinese-American youth.   

PRIZES:

  • Outstanding Teen Chinatown 2019: $2,000
  • 1st Teen Chinatown Runner-Up: $1,000
  • 2nd Teen Chinatown Runner-Up: $ 800
  • 3rd Teen Chinatown Runner-Up $600
  • Teen Chinatown Charity $ 1,000
  • Teen Chinatown Talent $ 600
  • Teen Chinatown Community Service $350
  • Teen Chinatown Congeniality $ 350
  • All Non- Titled Teen Chinatown Participants $ 200

For information and application: www.sfclionsclub.org

Paper application available at the Career Center 

Deadline Date: January 31, 2019 

cabrillo civic clubs of california 

Cabrillo Civic Club #5 -Sacramento invites all eligible high school seniors to apply. 

  • Amount: $500- Over 125 scholarships to be awarded in California
  • Criteria: Be of Portuguese descent 
  •                Have at least a 3.5 GPA
  •                Participate in 3 extracurricular activities
  •                Transcript
  •                Three letters of recommendation
  • Deadline: March 15, 2019
  • Information and application can be found at:

http://www.cabrillocivicclubs.org/scholarship.asp 

Paper application available at the school Career Center 

 

For additional information contact:

Rachel Tatro- racheltatro@sbcglobal.net 

sullivan leadership award

Seattle University invites applications for the Sullivan Leadership Award, a four-year scholarship equal to tuition, housing and meals for each of four years of undergraduate study. Recipients are selected on the basis of a commitment to academic excellence, service, leadership, community, global engagement and spirituality.

  • Academic Excellence: Pursuit of rigorous college preparatory coursework and typically have a GPA of 3.7 or higher
  • Leadership: Participation and demonstrated leadership in school activities, public service, and community involvement
  • Service: Commitment to justice and the good of others through service
  • Communication: Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Residency: Domestic students attending high school and residing in the United States. 
  •  
  • WEB: seattleu.edu/sullivan
  • Email: sullivanleadershipaward@seattleu.edu  

Comcast NBC universal

The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program recognizes students for their community service, academic performance and leadership skills. This year, scholarships of $2,500 will be awarded to over 800 students nationwide. 

 

Applicants must:

  • Have demonstrated commitment to community service, outstanding qualities in character, integrity and leadership.
  • Be enrolled as high school senior
  • Reside in a community served by Comcast and/or in one of the following NBC or Telemundo markets
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate  study at an accredited two-or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2019-2020 academic year
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)
  • Demonstrate financial need 

Deadline to apply is December 7, 2018

To learn more and apply, visit: https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/leadersandachievers 

San Mateo Credit Union 

This year, SMCU is offering two $3,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors to help cover costs such as tuition, housing, books and meals. 

 

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Scholarships are available to the graduating class of 2019.
  • Applicants must apply to an accredited college or technical school for fall 2019.
  • Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or grater, submit a transcript, and provide SAT/ACT scores (if applicable)
  • Applicants must provide a typed essay of at least 500 words on the following prompt: At San Mateo Credit Union, we believe in the power of education and the importance of People Helping People. How can access to financial education empower you and support your local community?
  • There is no restriction regarding applicants' county of residence. 

Additional details and online application available Friday,m January 4, 2019 at:

https://www.smcu.org/scholarships

 

Submission deadline: Friday, March 15, 2019 by 11: 59 pm  

Snaps For College Cash 

Win a $5,000 Scholarship, College Tech Package or a $250 gift card.

  • HOW TO ENTER
  1. Visit icanaffordcollege.com
  2. Click the Snaps for College Cash banner
  3. Snap a selfie using your smartphone
  4. Upload your image using the photo frame provided 
  5. Hashtag and share! #snapsforcollegecash  #icanaffordcollege  #sweepstakes 

Last day for entries is December 30, 2018

 

icanaffordcollege.com 

 

Brought to you by the California Community Colleges 

2019 High School Diplomats Program

10- Day Cultural Exchange Program  on the campus of PRINCETON UNIVERSITY 

July 25 - August 4, 2019 

  • Full Scholarship 

Current High School Sophomores & Juniors can apply online at:

www.highschooldiplomats.com or email celinezapolski@highschooldiplomats.com 

Application period: September 15, 2018- January 9, 2019 

 

National Co-Op Scholarship Program

College cooperative education is a unique academic program combining classroom studies with professional work experience in a field related to your education and career goals. Co-op gives you a wonderful opportunity to gain professional job experience and, at the same time, earn money to help with expenses while you are in school. Although individual co-op programs described in the 2018-19 "The Best of Co-op guide, vary from college to college, you will most likely begin with an initial period of full-time study, which then will become an integrated program of class time and relevant work experience. As a co-op student you will understand what career choices you make make, gain valuable contacts in your field, and get paid for your work! You'll graduate with a college degree and an impressive resumé. 

  • Early applications are highly encouraged.
  • Application Deadline: February 15, 2018 (postmarked)

Please note deadline exceptions for Clarkson University, Drexel University, Johnson & Wales University, Merrimack College and SUNY Oswego

WACE encourages minority and female students as well as students interested in science, mathematics, engineering and technology (STEM) to apply for this merit co-op scholarship.

  • To complete your application online and for more information, please visit:

www.waceinc.org 

For general questions, please contact: Michelle Hansford at MichelleHansford@waceinc.org 

2019 Profile in Courage Essay Contest

In Profiles in Courage, John F. Kennedy recounted the stories of eight US Senators who put the nation's interests above their own. They were guided by integrity and conscience, not party pressure or fear of losing the next election.

  • Profile in Courage Award Ceremony: Win an expense-paid trip to Boston and receive recognition at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

 

  • New, Increased Awards
  • First-place prize: $10,000
  • Second-place prize: $3,000 
  • Five finalists: $1,000 each
  • Eight semifinalists: 100 each
  • Ten honorable mentions 

Here's your chance to write the next profile courage. 

  • Contest Topic: Describe and analyze an act of political courage by a US elected official who served during or after 1917, the year of JFK's birth. 

For contest information, registration, and to submit your essay, visit the Profile in Courage Essay Contest at: www.jfklibrary.org/essaycontest.

Deadline for submission: January 18, 2019 

 

 

Sons of Italy Western Foundation

The Grand Lodge of California, Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America , announces the availability of scholarships for graduating seniors in the Class of 2019. 

Scholarships are available in the following categories:

  • Academic Awards for high school seniors 
  • Italian Language Study Grants in Italy for high school seniors for the summer of 2019
  • Athletic Award for high school seniors pursuing a career in sports or a sports related field

The requirements applying for a Scholarship or Student Grant with the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy, Grand Lodge of California is as follows:

  • Applicants MUST BE wholly or partially of Italian descent
  • Applicant MUST BE enrolled in an accredited Trade School, University or Community College in the fall of 2019.

Paper application available at the school Career Center or on line at:

www.osiaca.org 

Deadline for all applications is March 1, 2019 (Postmark) 

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  • College Scholarship App
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Create your profile, download the free app, start getting scholarship matches.

 

Go to: www.fastweb.com 

Horatio Alger

Receive up to $25,000 for College With The Horatio Alger Scholarship.

If integrity, determination, and courage describe you- you have what it takes to be a Horatio Alger Scholar. This scholarship rewards students who possess the character to succeed in life helping students overcome the financial barriers of pursuing higher education. 

To qualify you must have at least a 2.0 GPA and require financial assistance to attend college. 

 

The eligibility criteria to be considered for Horatio Alger National and State Scholarships are as follows:

  • Be enrolled full-time as a high school senior in the United States with plans to enter college no later than the Fall semester following graduation.
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor's degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution).
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required).
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities.
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity.
  • Hold a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0
  • Be a United States citizen.

To learn more and apply, visit: www.scholars.horatioalger.org 

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 25, 2018

 

Quest Bridge

National College Match for High School Seniors. Full four-year scholarships to the nation's top colleges. 

 

Are you a low-income student who has excelled academically, but feels that the nation's best colleges are financially out of reach?

The Quest Bridge National College Match was created for students like you. QuestBridge believes that you deserve to reach your full academic potential, regardless of your financial background. Through the National College Match you can be admitted to a top college with a guaranteed full four-year scholarship.

  • How Does It Work? The National College Match is a college and scholarship application process through which you can apply for early admissions to multiple high selective colleges for free using one application. Finalists who are matched will receive a full-four-year College Match Scholarship from the college. These generous financial aid packages are loan- free with a $0 parental contribution, and are worth more than $200,000. Finalists who are not matched have additional opportunities to receive admission and financial aid packages that are often as generous as a full scholarship.
  • Eligibility: The National College Match is open to high school seniors who demonstrate:
  1. Academic Achievement and Strength in Character:  Primarily A's in the most challenging courses available. Strong writing ability, and motivation to succeed. Class rank and test scores are also evaluated.
  2. Financial Need: Household income of less than $65,000 annually (for a typical family of four) with minimal assets.
  • Typical Finalists Often:
  • Rank in the top 5-10% of the class
  • Score >1310 on the SAT or >28 on the ACT (if taken)
  • Are among the first generation in their family to attend a four-year-college
  • Qualify for free or reduced- price lunch

 

  • Application Components: Complete the free online National College Match application by September 27, 2018. Referrals are not required to apply. The application include:
  • Academic and financial information
  • Essays and short answers
  • Current high school transcript
  • Two teacher recommendation letters
  • Secondary School Report from high school counselor
  • Any available standardized test scores

 

 

  • Apply at: www.questbridge.org 
  • Deadline to apply: September 27, 2018 

 

Good Tidings Foundation

The 2018 Good Tidings Community Service Scholarship Application is now available. This scholarship is an excellent opportunity for low-income high school seniors who have committed themselves to community service. The organization is offering 10 scholarships for $ 10,000 each, so this is a huge opportunity. Applications are submitted online and can be accessed via the link below:

 

https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/49964-Good-Tidings-Foundation 

 

Applications are due November 8, 2018. 

Scholarship Information

Throughout the year, the College & Career Center will have available new scholarship information. To request an application, please visit  Mrs. Dielacher in the Counseling office. 

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ECHS Brag Sheet

When requesting a Letter of Recommendation from your Counselor or Teacher, please complete the ECHS brag sheet!